No need to feel stressed over anatomy and physiology—grasp all the basic terms and concepts, with the fully updated Anatomy and Physiology Made Incredibly Easy!, 5th Edition. Using humor and friendly guidance, this colorful text gives you the pure-and-simple clarity you need to understand the basic structure and functions of all major body systems, while also guiding you through genetics, nutrition, reproduction, and more. This handy quick-reference guide is the ideal NCLEX® study aid, textbook support, or quick refresher for nurses and other healthcare practitioners. Grasp the details of anatomy and physiology, in the Incredibly Easy!® way . . . NEW and completely updated content in easy-read format to simplify the core concepts of anatomy and physiology Defines anatomic terms such as cell structure, cell reproduction and energy generation, the four basic tissue types and their characteristics, and more End-of-book, pocket-sizedstudy cards for easy review anywhere, anytime Explains the forms and locations of body structures – the directional terms, reference planes, cavities, and regions of every major body system Dozens of full-color drawings and diagrams illustrating all major body systems—integumentary, musculoskeletal, neurosensory, endocrine, cardiovascular, and more, plus: fluids and electrolytes reproduction and lactation genetics nutrition chemical organization Special features include: “Nurse Joy” and “Jake” – expert insights, key concepts, and important care reminders Zoom in – an up-close look at anatomic structures Now I get it! – complex physiology processes stated in easy-to-handle terms Just the facts – quick content summary at start of each chapter Quick quiz – multiple-choice questions at end of each chapter to help you retain what you learned Senior moment – explains physiologic changes that occur with aging in each body system Body shop – illustrates how body systems and structures work together Memory jogger – helpful tricks and tips to help you retain vital data Just for fun – fun puzzles for boosting your understanding of anatomical terms and pathophysiological concepts Practice Makes Perfect – end-of-book NCLEX® practice questions, for solid exam preparation
Part of the Incredibly Visual! extension of the award-winning Incredibly Easy! Series®, this innovative book uses a vivid graphic presentation to maximize the power of visual thinking in understanding anatomy and physiology. Hundreds of detailed and colorful photographs, diagrams, charts, and other visual aids demonstrate the anatomic structures and physiologic processes of each body system. Logos include Memory Board—visual mnemonics; Inside Scoop—close-up look at internal anatomic structures; Go with the Flow—physiology flowcharts; and Through the Ages—age-related considerations. "Vision Quest" puzzles test readers' knowledge in an entertaining way.
ECG Interpretation Made Incredibly Easy makes learning to read and interpret rhythm strips simple. The book reviews fundamental cardiac anatomy and physiology, explains how to obtain and interpret a rhythm strip, and teaches the reader how to recognize and treat sinus, atrial, and ventricular arrhythmias, as well as heart blocks. In addition, the book explains how to obtain and interpret 12-lead ECGs. Each chapter features: a summary of key points; clear, simple explanations of problems; definitions of key terms; illustrations that clearly explain key concepts; bullets, ballot boxes, and checklists that make it easy to spot important points at a glance; sidebars that highlights key facts about ECG interpretation; and quick quizzes to test knowledge.
Pathophysiology Made Incredibly Easy! Third Edition provides up-to-the-minute, comprehensive information on pathophysiology in a practical, easy-to-understand, and entertaining manner. Chapters cover cancer, infection, immune disorders, genetics, and disorders of each body system, highlighting pathophysiologic processes, resulting signs and symptoms, diagnostic test findings, and current treatments. Reader-friendly features include illustrations, checklists, and full-color miniguides illustrating the pathophysiology of specific disorders. This edition has new full-color miniguides on cancer pathophysiology and neuropathology. A new Focus on Genetics feature identifies gene-related discoveries and their implications for treatment or diagnosis. Review questions and answers follow current NCLEX-RN® requirements and alternate-format questions are included.
Publisher's Note: Products purchased from 3rd Party sellers are not guaranteed by the Publisher for quality, authenticity, or access to any online entitlements included with the product. Stressed about the ins and outs of pathophysiology? Gain confidence, with the newly updated PathophysiologyMade Incredibly Easy!®, 6th Edition. Offering helpful learning aids that boost your understanding and retention, this colorfully illustrated, enjoyable text offers all the vitals: cell development, the infection process, cancer warning signs, abnormal cell growth, and more. Packed with easy-to-remember definitions and plentiful illustrations, this supportive guide is the ideal study partner and on-the-job reference for new nurses, students, and all healthcare practitioners.
A handy reference for those entering or needing a refresher in cardiovascular nursing care.
Written in the award-winning Incredibly Easy style, this handy reference contains the latest information on 300 medical-surgical disorders, treatments, and nursing interventions. Disorders are presented alphabetically using an easy-to-understand, lighthearted approach.
Perform nursing procedures safely and accurately, with the freshly updated Nursing Procedures Made Incredibly Easy, Second Edition. Written in the popular, lighthearted Incredibly Easy style, this comprehensive guide offers expert, step-by-step direction on a broad range of fundamental and system-based nursing procedures. This enjoyable way to learn nursing’s best practices will help you stay up-to-date with the latest in technology, nursing standards, NCLEX preparation, and safe, quality care. · NEW and updated content offers: o crucial patient care methods o current nursing practice guidelines o directions for using the latest medical technology o directions for ensuring patient safety and providing quality care · Coverage of topics including: o Fundamental nursing procedures - Easy-to-follow algorithms for a patient’s entire hospital stay, from intake to discharge, including surgical care o Specimen collection - Clear directions on collecting blood, urine, and other specimens o Physical treatments - Techniques for heat and cold application, baths, support devices, wound care, drug administration, I.V. therapy, and more o System-based procedures - Directions on procedures for all body systems · Clear direction to meet the needs of your maternal, neonatal, and pediatric patients · Easy-to-follow format for each procedure - Quick-skim paragraphs and bulleted lists specify equipment, step-by-step instructions, and practice pointers · Nursing procedures guides such as comparing biological dressings and assessing pressure ulcers · Special features: o Just the facts – Outline of chapter content at start of every chapter o Write it down - Essential documentation points for each procedure o Ages and stages – Issues where patient’s age impacts a procedure o Handle with care - Patient care tips for elderly, pediatric, and bariatric patients o Memory joggers – Simple tricks for remembering complex concepts o Warning - Possible dangers, risks, complications, or contraindications associated with a particular procedure o Quick Quiz – Questions & Answers at the end of every chapter
Know the how and why of common conditions—and assess them accurately—with the newly updated Pathophysiology Made Incredibly Visual, 3rd Edition. Fully illustrated in the popular Made Incredibly Visual style, this essential guide offers easy-to-follow explanations for the causes and mechanisms of numerous common disorders, listing symptoms and indications for each. Use this as the perfect study guide for the NCLEX® or certification exam, to support class materials, and to absorb the pathophysiology principles every nurse needs to know. Absorb the expert wisdom and insights of this invaluable guide . . . Walks you through the development stages of numerous diseases and disorders, illustrating their cellular process, symptoms, and effects on tissue and organs Explains cell parts and their functions, as well as cell division, adaptation, injury, and stress and disease Hundreds of photos, illustrations, and diagrams explaining key concepts and providing clear direction on how to recognize common conditions Supports accurate diagnosis and treatment – Common disorders for each major body system, such as: Cardiovascular – Acute coronary syndromes, aortic aneurysms, cardiomyopathy Respiratory – ARDS, asthma, chronic bronchitis, lung cancer Neurologic – Alzheimer’s, cerebral aneurysm, migraine headaches Gastrointestinal – Cholecystitis, cirrhosis, Crohn’s disease Musculoskeletal – Carpal tunnel syndrome, herniated disk, osteoarthritis Hematologic – Anemia, leukemia, sickle cell disease Immune – AIDS, allergic rhinitis, rheumatoid arthritis Endocrine – Adrenal hypofunction, diabetes mellitus, metabolic syndrome Renal – Acute renal failure, acute tubular necrosis, pyelonephritis Integumentary – Acne, burns, pressure ulcers Reproductive – Breast, cervical, ovarian, and prostate cancer Special chapter features: Vision Quest – End-of-chapter quizzes in the form of puzzles, riddles, and multiple-choice questions, to help you retain vital information Risky business – Risk factors to be aware of while treating each condition How it happens – The physiological process that creates a particular condition What to look for – A list of symptoms for each condition Age-old story – Discusses how a condition develops and presents, according to the patient’s age Memory board - Visual tricks that help you remember vital concepts and key treatments
Feeling overwhelmed by medical terminology? Grab a lifeline: the newly updated Medical Terminology Made Incredibly Easy!®, 4th Editionoffers clear and simple explanations of vital terms and their everyday use in nursing practice. Backed by humor and chock full of illustrations, this enjoyable text is the perfect backup to class materials and the ideal on-the-job refresher for experienced nurses and all healthcare professionals. Learn how to decipher complex terms from the roots up—and take your confidence to a whole new level. Be expertly guided through the choppy waters of medical terminology ... NEW and updated content clarifies medical terminology concepts with clear definitions and illustrations Explains the meanings, roots, and pronunciation of terms as used in everyday practice, including: Names for all major body systems: skeletal, muscular, integumentary, cardiovascular, respiratory, gastrointestinal, urinary, reproductive, neurologic, endocrine, blood and lymphatic, and sensory systems Terms and phrases used in maternal health, pharmacology, and mental health Breaks down complex medical terms into recognizable components—common prefixes, roots, and suffixes—to help you identify the meaning of any term Offers a strong anatomy and physiology overview backed by numerous images, including a large image of each organ system Chapter features provide learning aids and on-the-unit support: Just the facts—quick summary of chapter content Vocabulary builders—end-of-chapter games such as crossword puzzles, matching roots and prefixes to their correct meanings, and fill-in-the-blank sentences to help you retain learning Pump up your pronunciation—phonetic spellings make it easy to pronounce complex terms Anatomically speaking—anatomy illustrations, with pronunciations of key terms Memory jogger—stories and tools that support retention “Nurse Joy” and “Jake” —explain key concepts and offer friendly problem-solving tips Beyond the dictionary—learn the origins of words, to help you remember word roots and dissect meanings The real world—explains informal terms used in daily practice
Using the award-winning Incredibly Easy! style, Best of Incredibly Easy! is an entertaining, practical, comprehensive reference on a wide range of topics that are vital to modern nursing practice. The book presents the most important topics and concepts from many of the other Incredibly Easy! Series® volumes, using a highly visual format, with numerous illustrations, recurring logos, memory joggers, bulleted lists, and charts to reinforce learning. Each chapter ends with an NCLEX®-style quick quiz, and study questions and answers appear at the end of the book. Appendices include a glossary, an English-Spanish quick-reference guide, and a listing of Web resources.
Wound Care Made Incredibly Easy! Second Edition covers fundamental wound care principles and procedures, using a light-hearted, entertaining style. Coverage begins with skin anatomy and physiology, wound progression and healing, and factors that can delay or complicate healing. Subsequent chapters cover wound assessment and monitoring and wound care planning, procedures, and products. The book includes eight pages of full-color illustrations, intervention algorithms for diabetic, arterial, and venous ulcers, and eye-catching logos that emphasize key points. This new edition includes coverage of malignant wounds and palliative care. A new logo highlights considerations for special populations, including pediatric, geriatric, and bariatric patients.
Publisher's Note: Products purchased from 3rd Party sellers are not guaranteed by the Publisher for quality, authenticity, or access to any online entitlements included with the product. Time to master the complexities of respiratory care. The newly updated Respiratory Care Made Incredibly Easy!®, 3rd Edition, explains the essentials with humor, expert guidance, and numerous colorful images. Offering the essential terms, skills, and equipment how-to’s you need to successfully treat the most common respiratory disorders, this down-to-earth guide helps you grasp respiratory physiology, pathophysiology, and pharmacology in clear and simple language. Prepare for success in the classroom and on the job, with this enjoyable guide to creating positive respiratory outcomes.
Cardiovascular Care Made Incredibly Visual! Second Edition offers an innovative visual approach to mastering the principles and practice of cardiovascular care. Hundreds of detailed color photographs, diagrams, charts, and other visual aids clarify essential cardiovascular anatomy and physiology and guide nurses through all current physical assessment techniques, diagnostic tests, treatments, emergency procedures, cardiac monitoring methods, and more. This thoroughly updated edition includes current ACLS algorithms and information on congenital cardiac disorders, new diagnostic tests and treatments, and noninvasive cardiac output monitoring. Special logos reinforce key points about equipment and procedures and present visual mnemonics, and "Vision Quest" puzzles test readers' knowledge in an entertaining way. Nurses can foster a quick and thorough understanding of cardiovascular care the Incredibly Visual way - with clear, logical content, written in conversational style, highly-detailed visual aids, and key highlights that help recall what has been learned.
Presents information logically, based on the pathophysiology of disease, significance of evidence, and avoidance of harmful effects inherent at the critical care level of nursing practice. Chapters include critical care basics, holistic care issues, body system-based conditions, and hematologic, immune and multisystem disorders. This new edition is completely updated to incorporate the spectrum of critical care and evidence-based nursing practice, ranging from moderate sedation and perianesthesia management to special concerns for patients who are elderly, the types of shock, management of stroke, and more.
Assessment: An Incredibly Easy! Pocket Guide, Second Edition provides time-starved nurses with the essentials of assessment in a streamlined, bulleted, and highly visual format. The book fits into a pocket for quick reference anytime and anywhere and uses charts, illustrations, logos, and other Incredibly Easy! features to help nurses spot key facts at a glance. All elements of a thorough assessment are covered, including health history and physical examination techniques, nutritional and mental health assessments, and assessment of each body system. This edition has been revised and updated and includes new information on obesity.
Hemodynamic Monitoring Made Incredibly Visual! Second Edition approaches this challenging subject by presenting the basic principles and practice of hemodynamic monitoring in a visually innovative way. The book's step-by-step approach facilitates ease of use and understanding. It begins with a presentation of the fundamentals of the cardiovascular and respiratory systems, including the anatomy and physiology needed to fully comprehend the nursing considerations related to hemodynamic monitoring. The book then delves into pressure monitoring systems, hemodynamic monitoring techniques, circulatory assist devices, and possible complications. The reader's understanding of the technical points and clinical applications of hemodynamic monitoring is enhanced by illustrations, photos, and other visual elements. Clear illustrations highlight key clinical techniques. The highly visual nature of this book offers a virtually hands-on experience, enabling a solid understanding of this challenging subject and bridging the gap between education and practice. A one-of-a-kind reference, the book provides the most up-to-date information, including new monitoring techniques, in a quick, clear, enjoyable, and visual manner that helps to take the confusion out of hemodynamic monitoring.
Written in the award-winning Incredibly Easy! style, this book provides complete and clear explanations of how drugs act and interact in the treatment of disease. Focusing on mechanisms of drug action, the book details specific drugs by pharmacologic class for all body systems as well as drugs for pain, psychiatric disorders, infection, fluid and electrolyte imbalances, and cancer. Potentially dangerous drug and drug-herb interactions are highlighted. This thoroughly updated edition covers the newest drugs in each pharmacologic class and includes information on obesity drugs, a new chapter on genitourinary system drugs, a new medication safety feature, and a new appendix on common herbal preparations and their drug interactions.
Get clear on nursing care planning and map the way to positive outcomes—in the classroom and in clinical practice—with the thoroughly updated Nursing Care Planning Made Incredibly Easy!®, 3rd Edition. Learn step-by-step how to build a concept map, develop a nursing diagnosis, and choose realistic outcomes and individualized interventions. This nursing guide leads you expertly through the care plan process, backed by the Made Incredibly Easy series’ trademark humor, plentiful illustrations, and down-to-earth explanations. Master the concepts and process of care planning ... NEWand updated guidance on following the evidence-based standards of North American Nursing Diagnosis Association (NANDA) diagnoses, and Nursing Outcomes Classification (NOC) and Nursing Interventions Classification (NIC) guidelines Nursing Outcomes Classification (NOC), and Nursing Interventions Classification (NIC) guidelines NEWfull-color design—dozens of illustrations and diagrams that outline the process of concept mapping, diagramming, and intervention planning NEW guidance on creating electronic plans—online access to 166 customizable care plans covering every nursing specialty, including new plans for gastric bypass, preterm labor, and cerebral palsy, plus examples of handwritten care plans NEW Nurse Joy and Jake offer practical advice throughout Breaks down the process of creating individualized care plans into easy-to-follow segments Guides nursing students and new nurses into the critical thinking and planning skills needed to choose appropriate, effective treatments and interventions Case study exercises and clinical tips to help you integrate care plan concepts and evidence-based standards with real-life situations Part Idiscusses NANDA-I, NOC, and NIC—covers assessment, nursing diagnosis, planning, implementation, evaluation, and integrating the concepts Part II integrates major nursing diagnoseswith common medical diagnoses—addresses medical-surgical, maternal-neonatal, pediatric, and psychiatric diagnoses Chapter features include: Just the facts—quick summary of chapter content Under construction—sample concept maps and care plan components, with tips for creating individualized care plans On the case—visual, step-by-step instruction applied to real-life patient care scenarios Weighing the evidence—the latest evidence-based standards of care, demonstrated in sample care plans Teacher knowsbest—helpful tips and reminders to help you apply what you are learning Memory jogger—techniques for remembering vital content
Revised to meet the latest Board of Nurse Examiners criteria for the NCLEX-RN®, this book uses the well-known Incredibly Easy! approach to make NCLEX® review effective and enjoyable. In a light-hearted manner that reduces anxiety and aids retention, the book thoroughly reviews every area of nursing—adult care, psychiatric care, maternal-neonatal care, care of the child, leadership and management, and law and ethics. This edition includes a new chapter on how to prepare for the NCLEX®, plus 200 alternate-format questions and answers added to the appendix and accompanying CD-ROM. The book also includes an entertaining graphic novel depicting the NCLEX® process from application to license and valuable strategies for successfully passing the exam.